Hathway Capital Group are a Hong Kong based real estate investment manager.

 

 We manage Asia sourced capital, typically provided via real estate funds, HNWI and Family Offices, that wish to invest in real estate commercial core assets or residential development opportunities in the UK and Hong Kong.

Services

We manage the acquisition, development and exit strategy of each scheme from inception to completion, taking care to ensure our investors interests are managed carefully, to minimise risk, and to maximise returns.

Through an extensive network of contacts and long-standing relationships, we source numerous real estate investment opportunities (from the acquisition of offices and commercial buildings, as well as new build development opportunities) for both large and small investors across the UK.

We provide a robust and comprehensive management service for real estate investors, that is tailored to suit each investors taste and requirements.

Property and Project Sourcing

We utilise extensive market knowledge and a wide network of contacts to source off-market investment opportunities for our Asian investment partners.

Our primary focus is the UK residential development market, where we seek undervalued opportunities alongside an opportunistic approach to maximise risk adjusted returns.

Using relationships on the ground in the UK we are able to mitigate risk throughout the acquisition process.

Investment

We conduct robust development appraisals and in-depth due diligence in the analysis of every project, before they are presented to our investor network. This strict appraisal process allows us to weed out the weaker projects as soon as possible, as well as to mitigate the acquisition and development risk as much as possible.

The careful selection of sites and understanding the true development cost is paramount to ensuring the returns we propose are achievable, at the end of the project development cycle.

Development Management and our UK Partners

In most projects, we work with a local UK development partner. In some cases, this is because the local developer may be the provider of the development land or the deal opportunity. Regardless, we will automatically appoint a local development partner or we joint venture with an appropriate local developer or development partner. 

Given the intensive work nature of real estate development process, Hathway and the local development partner manage all project administration duties and keep investors away from the general day-to-day administration only involving investors when necessary.

Sales and Marketing

We take full control of the sales and marketing process for all UK projects. Hathway manage each project or property exit through an extensive global network of agents and other sales channels.

For residential developments, Hathway sell in numerous global regions such as China, SE Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Kuala Lumpur and many others), Dubai, India and, of course, the UK.  

A comprehensive network of longstanding relationships with property agents and financial advisory firms ensures a smooth sales process where we can efficiently control costs and ensure the targeted sales values are achieved.

Development Funding

In conjunction with the local development partner, we source UK bank debt  (and other forms of funding) for the property acquisition and land purchase. We also seek bank debt for the construction finance to facilitate the cost of construction works.

Utilizing a sizable network of property development banking institutions, we are able to source cost efficient debt financing on manageable terms to keep development costs to the optimum and minimising the equity capital commitment from our investors.

We also manage other forms or project funding including shareholder loan and mezzanine funding.

Development Completion and SPV Wind Up

The efficiency with which the completion of the project is managed, can have a direct bearing on the projected returns. Hathway have been through this process on numerous occasions. We ensure the development completion process through efficient sales of a single asset or individual apartments, is efficiently managed and we assist with the practical completion of the scheme to ensure the earliest possible occupancy and settlement of bank debt funding.

We also ensure a clean project exit and completion with an expeditious project development SPV company wind-up at the end of the project cycle.

Track Record

‘Arden Gate’, William Street, Birmingham, B15.

Current Project: (2017 to 2020)

225 apartments situated at William Street, B15 which is 9 mins walk to New Street Station

Pre-sold status: 80%
Completion: Q1 2020
Forecast GDV: £56 million
GFA: 170,000 sq.ft.

Hathway involvement:

  • Land appraisal and underwrite
  • Land purchase: advisory
  • Consultant procurement process: advisory
  • Planning consent procurement: advisory
  • Appoint and manage local development partner
  • Bank Debt and other lending sourcing
  • Main Contractor tender procurement process
  • Sales and marketing
  • Development oversight throughout the build programme
  • Completion and SPV company wind up
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‘The Axium’, Windmill Street, Birmingham, B1.

Current Project: (2017 to 2020)

304 apartments 5 mins walk to New Street Station

Pre-sold status: 60%
Completion: Q2 2020
Forecast GDV: £83 million
GFA: 245,000 sq.ft.

Hathway involvement:

  • Land appraisal and underwrite
  • Land purchase: advisory
  • Consultant procurement process: advisory
  • Planning consent procurement: advisory
  • Appoint and manage local development partner
  • Bank debt and other lending sourcing
  • Main contractor tender procurement process
  • Sales and marketing
  • Development oversight throughout the build programme
  • Completion and SPV company wind up
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‘The Franklin’, Birmingham, B30

Project completed (2016)

The development of 79 luxury apartments through the conversion of an existing office block executed through the Permitted Development Rights (PDR) planning route

Fully sold out in 2016
Achieved GDV: £17 million
GFA: 73,000 sq.ft.

Hathway involvement:

  • Sourced the project and provided the underwrite/appraisal
  • Appoint and manage the local development partner
  • PDR planning permission process advisory
  • Consultant appointment process advisory
  • Bank debt sourcing
  • Main contractor tender procurement process
  • Sales & marketing
  • Development oversight throughout the build programme
  • Completion and SPV company wind up

 

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Team

The Hathway Capital Group management team is comprised of seasoned real estate, development and fund management professionals with extensive skills and experience, providing investors with a robust platform in which to invest.

John Gunning

John Gunning

Managing Director

John is an accomplished construction and development professional with over 38 years of experience in engineering, construction, property investment and development across the UK and Asia.

John has held senior positions with a large Hong Kong construction company aswell as establishing his own development management company over the past 10 years.
John has been based in Hong Kong for over 27 years. He has a Bachelor of Building (BSc); is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (FHKIE).

Florian Loloum

Florian Loloum

Director of Sales and Marketing

Florian works in a consultant capacity for Hathway Capital Group, advising and managing the sales and marketing role as well as advising on alternative exit strategies. Florian has worked in China and Hong Kong in various sales management roles in Asia over the past 15 years.

Florian has a dual degree in Business Administration from ESSEC Business School (France) and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (China). He is also the author of “The Lowdown: China Business Etiquette”, the must have top-tip guide to doing business in China.

Ryan Black

Ryan Black

Investor Relations Manager

Ryan is Hathway Capital Group’s Investor Relations manager, assisting with site appraisals, deal sourcing, capital raising and communications with existing and new investors. Ryan has been in Hong Kong for over 6 years, initially working at Cushman & Wakefield and then at a U.K. residential developer for 2 years before joining Hathway Capital Group. Ryan holds a BSc in Real Estate from Loughborough University and an MBA with a real estate focus, from the University College of Estate Management, UK.

Contact Us

More Information:

If you would like to talk to us directly with regard to real estate investment or business co-operation in Hong Kong or the UK, do not hesitate to contact us.

Address: 26/Floor, Jubilee Centre, 42-46 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Phone: +852 2836 4060

Business Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Email: info@hathwaycapital.com

Hathway Capital Group Ltd.